Senior Director - Alliance Management

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Job Title: Senior Director - Alliance Management

Company: Novo Nordisk

Location: Cambridge, MA

Position Description:

The Senior Director contributes to innovation in R&D by developing and managing Novo Nordisk's growing portfolio of strategic collaborations, ensuring that Novo Nordisk has access to a pipeline of new targets, pipeline assets, translational capabilities, and technologies, supporting the execution of the R&D strategy across global R&D centres. The Senior Director will establish and oversee partnership management of alliances to secure consistent internal and external communication, coordination of activities and tracking and follow-up on milestones and deliverables.


Oversee and ensure optimal negotiation of contracts relevant for Novo Nordisk alliances

Manage portfolio of alliances towards agreed milestones and outcomes

Develop, suggest, and champion new alliances in alignment with the R&D strategy

In collaboration with relevant dept. colleagues ensure alignment between research collaborations with internal R&D activities and portfolio management processes, to ensure maximal portfolio impact

In collaboration with Corporate Finance and Business support functions, ensure budget and resource allocation processes

In collaboration with relevant colleagues ensure that all relevant contracts relating to the alliances are successfully negotiated vis a vis collaborators as well as facilitate formal and informal negotiations during the alliance

Required Experience:

Skilled in conducting successful meetings and collaboration; experience may be substituted by additional education where appropriate.

Demonstrated Alliance and Project management experience to coordinate and administer activities

Knowledge about the dynamics of the academic, and biotech community

Excellent intercultural awareness and negotiation skills

Strong networking and communication skills

Demonstrated experience in developing strategies in line with R&D strategy and Line of Business (LoB) needs

Strong analytical skills for conducting cost-benefit analyses

High personal integrity and impeccable values

Knowledge and experience of managing projects along the value chain

Fully fluent in English (written and spoken)


Masters degree required, Ph.D. or MD preferred within medicine, science, pharmacy or similar

10+ years’ experience in global alliance/partnership and project management from the pharmaceutical or biotech industry with a proven track record in negotiating and collaborating across organizations and cultures.

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